SO JUST WHAT DOES THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

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SO JUST WHAT DOES THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:28 am

Wednesday
10.02.2019
10:28 p.m.,
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Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

SO JUST WHAT THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

Recall when the CIA was on a Public Relations Campaign to clean up their image, over 2,000 "Tainted"
CIA Agents/Operatives, etc., where brought into help Staff and Train the All New Fledgling Drug Enforcement
Agency in the early 1970's.

You'll never guess who David Atlee Phillips and Theodore "Ted - The Blond Ghost" Shackley wanted in
The Special Operations Division of the DEA !

In addition, World War II was all over in 4 - 5 years.

Since the U.S. has been in the Afghanistan - Pakistan War(s) lasting almost 18 years now, Heroin and
Opium availability, distribution, and usage is up by over 10,000% per some studies.

How does that happen ?

1. HOW ARE WE DOING WITH THE U.S. WAR ON DRUGS PRESIDENT REAGAN BEGAN IN THE 1980's ?

2. NOW WE HAVE A WAR ON FENTANYL, OPIOIDS, AND OF COURSE VAPING DEVICES.

I think the The War On Vaping Devices somehow is moving along.

Yet deaths from alcohol and tobacco are at all time Record Breaking Highs.

In high school, and college my coaches called that Running In Place.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Researchers
who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.



DEA allowed companies to increase production of opioids as overdose deaths spiked, agency watchdog says

USA TODAY Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, USA TODAY 2 hours 59 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration allowed manufacturers to produce more and more opioids for a
decade, even as deaths from the crisis spiked, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.

The agency's production quota for oxycodone, for instance, jumped about five times between 2002 and 2013. The agency
cut the quota by 25 percent in 2017. But by then, the number of people dying from overdoses of commonly prescribed
opioids had reached a nearly two-decade high.

The 77-page report paints a damning image of an agency that was slow to respond to the epidemic, allowed bad actors to
keep manufacturing and distributing opioids, and failed to prevent controlled substances from entering the illegal drug trade.

The report cites one fairly straightforward step the agency didn't take when approving companies to manufacture or distribute
drugs: criminal background checks. Instead, it relied on applicants to disclose that information voluntarily.

More than 300,000 people have been killed by opioid overdoses in the last two decades, according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

In a statement responding to the inspector general's report, the DEA said it "appreciates" the assessment, it has improved
how it detects and deters bad actors, and it has imposed millions of dollars in civil penalties against drug companies.

DEA allowed drug supply to spike, failed to vet companies

From 1999 to 2013, overdose deaths grew by an average of 8 percent a year. Around the same time, the DEA authorized a
five-fold increase in oxycodone production, according to the report.

Overdose deaths then skyrocketed between 2013 to 2017, growing by an average of 71 percent a year.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who sued the DEA over its quota system in 2017, said that system shares
blame for the thousands of opioid-related deaths.

"Every aspect of the pharmaceutical supply chain bears responsibility for the havoc and senseless death unleashed upon
West Virginia – and the DEA is no exception," Morrisey said in a statement responding to the inspector general's report.

West Virginia had 974 overdose deaths in 2017. That's a rate of 57.8 per 100,000 people – the highest in the country.

In the past three years, the DEA said, it has cut production for the seven types of opioids most frequently abused. Opioid
prescriptions have dropped by about 30 percent since President Donald Trump took office, the agency said.

The report also found gaps in the DEA's registration process, which vets and licenses companies that manufacture and
distribute controlled substances, as well as health-care providers. The agency allowed companies to reapply for a license
the day after it was revoked or forced to be surrendered.

"As a result, registrations that potentially pose a significant risk of diverting pharmaceutical opioids [to the illegal drug market]
may be given the opportunity to do so once again," the report says.

One doctor who had his registration revoked, for example, moved to another state overseen by a different field office of the
DEA and successfully applied for a new registration, the report says.

'Clearly a game': Opioid lawsuit settlements appear aimed at giving tax breaks to drug firms

Agency relied on the honor system when evaluating applicants

The DEA does not conduct background checks on all applicants. It "relied instead on good faith of applicants to disclose
relevant information, even in cases in which the applicant had previously engaged in criminal activity," the report says. And
when an applicant does not disclose criminal history and suspensions, the DEA does not inquire further.

For example, if an applicant claims not to have had a problem obtaining a state license or any allegations of misconduct, the
DEA approves the application without checking with state medical and pharmacy boards.

In addition, the agency has no way of knowing whether applicants are lying, according to what a supervisor in the DEA's
regulatory division told the inspector general's office.

"As a result, an applicant that falsifies answers on the application could fraudulently obtain a DEA registration," the report
says.

As the number of opioid-related deaths spiked from 2013 to 2017, the DEA rarely used its strongest enforcement tool. The
agency can issue an immediate suspension order if it believes there's a threat to public health.

But the agency used this authority only 43 times over the four-year period, the inspector general found — more sparingly
than it did in 2012 alone, when it issued 45 immediate suspensions.

The inspector general also said the agency doesn't adequately collect, maintain and analyze data to spot trends in the use
of controlled substances.

In a statement, the DEA said only a fraction of the more than 1.8 million manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and
prescribers registered with the agency are involved in illegal activity.

It also said that it took away about 900 registrations annually over the past eight years.

In 2017, the DEA levied about $194 million in civil penalties against large drug distributors. This year, the agency said it has
imposed about $51 million in penalties.

Purdue Pharma bankruptcy: Here's what it means

While the inspector general found the agency has taken steps to address the epidemic, including beefing up staffing and
enforcement, it contends more work is needed. It said criminal background checks should be required for all applicants for
registration and called for implementing electronic prescribing for all drugs that can be abused.

Watchdog recommends an end to paper prescriptions

Most illegal distribution of pharmaceutical opioids involves paper prescriptions. Several DEA employees told investigators
paper prescriptions are more susceptible to fraud.

But the agency did not revise its regulations to require all prescriptions be electronic, partly because smaller pharmacies
could not meet computer requirements, according to the report. It recommended the federal government follow the lead of
several states and mandate electronic prescriptions.

The pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, which made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, has been sued
by thousands of plaintiffs for facilitating the opioid crisis. The company filed for bankruptcy last month as it reached a tentative
settlement with local governments and states.

In August, an Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid
crisis.

Contributing: Kevin Johnson and John Bacon

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Opioid crisis: DEA allowed massive drug production despite overdoses
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Re: SO JUST WHAT DOES THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

Postby Slav » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:52 am

Who shot JFK - Files, Nicoletti,Roselli, Jack Lawrence, Frank Sturgis, Roscoe White, and others
Who shot MLK- police officer Frank Strausser.
Who shot RFK - Thane Caesar
All Cia hired assasins
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Re: SO JUST WHAT DOES THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

Postby bobspez » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:31 am

First and most important task for the regulatory agencies is to keep those they are regulating in business. That is why there is a revolving door between the agencies and those they are regulating in terms of staff and leadership in the top positions.

We the people are not factored into the equation.

Back in the 60's and 70's almost everyone I knew or went to school with or worked with drank alcohol and took drugs, mostly pot and tranquilizers. Yet no one I knew ever was involved in a traffic accident or had their lives or careers derailed. I used to say that you needed to acquire the skill of driving and working impaired. I stopped drinking three years ago due to health issues, but in close to 50 years of regularly driving drunk or under the influence of drugs I never even got a traffic ticket. That was because I knew I was impaired and I was exceptionally careful driving in that condition. Which is to say we are not stopping anyone from using drugs or alcohol by condemning and making them criminal offenses. What we ought to teach people is how to modify their behavior when they are impaired, to use drugs and alcohol safely, not thoughtlessly or recklessly.

I have used hydrocodone and other opiates after surgeries and dental surgeries and while in the hospital. But I never got addicted. Part of the necessary knowledge of using drugs is knowing how to use them, and when to stop. Used as a pain killer, opiates should only dull the pain, not kill it. They should make the pain bearable not erase it. On those few occasions where opiates gave me a wonderful dreamy high, I stopped using them. Once again this is information that should be given to people. If an opiate gets you high, stop using it immediately. I've never heard any medical professional give this advice.

It's obvious to me that drugs like pot and opiates and alcohol have value in getting people through the day or through a recovery from illness. But what is lacking is real education in how to use them safely.

My cousin was diagnosed decades ago with schizophrenia and paranoia but worked at a college as an analyst in the department seeking alumni donations, and lives a fairly normal life as a retiree. She often has some very astute insights. This is what she wrote me in an email today. "I agree that politics and everything on the news sounds insane to me. No one is normal anymore...Perhaps everyone is overworked or too busy to know what they are doing. We have an excess society where everyone overdoes everything...It is possible that people are no longer smart or reasonable as they used to be. Maybe those good qualities have ended too."
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SO JUST WHAT DOES THE DEA ACTUALLY DO AND ACCOMPLISH ?

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:48 pm

Saturday
10.26.2019
10:48 a.m.,
Chicago, Illinois time:

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

Mr. Bob Spez, you did as you always do in a very intelligent manner, provide Experience, Facts, Insight,
Knowledge, and Perspective to a very broad ranging, very complex, inter-connected legal, personal,
and social problem inter-laced with a variety of levels of Human Factors.

Prohibition of alcohol in The Roaring 1920's certainly did not work, especially in Chicago, Illinois the
Headquarters and Home of One Alphonse "Al" Capone'. I am from Chicago, and breweries, distilleries,
haunts, and hang-outs of Capone' and everyone associated thereto are both infamous and famous to
this day.

The families and lives destroyed on both sides of all of these issues have never been helped, rectified,
salvaged, etc.

HUMAN BEINGS HAVE ALMOST ALWAYS SOUGHT ESCAPISM WITH EITHER/OR: ALCOHOL, DRUGS, PLANTS,
etc., FOR A VARIETY OF BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE REASONS, WITH BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
RESULTS.

What have we learned from The Roaring 1920's and Prohibition ?

What have we, and are we learning today, that is helping bring Positive Control, and Limiting Negative
Factors to this Wide Range of Issues and Problems ?

I am not sure.

It seems the each day I have more and more questions, and less and less answers.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely yourself
about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings
on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Researchers
who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

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BB.
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